CHOSUN 조선, 朝鮮 (Region & Country) Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 조선
DAEHAN 대한, 大韓 (Country) Korean
From Sino-Korean 大 (dae)
meaning "big, great" and 韓 (han)
meaning "Korea". This is the official Korean name for South Korea
GORYEO 고려 (Region) Korean
Possibly means "walled city"
in Korean. This was the name of a kingdom that ruled most of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea
is based on it.
HANGUK 한국, 韓國 (Region) Korean
From Sino-Korean 韓 (han)
meaning "Korea" and 國 (guk)
meaning "country, land". This is the term used in South Korea to refer to South Korea
or the entire Korean Peninsula.
JOSEON 조선, 朝鮮 (Region & Country) Korean
This was the name of two kingdoms in the history of Korea. The first was conquered by the Han Empire in the 2nd century BC. The second ruled Korea from the 14th century until the 19th century. The name of these kingdoms was written using the Sino-Korean characters 朝 (jo)
meaning "dynasty" and 鮮 (seon)
meaning "new", though the actual origin is assumed to be Korean. This name is now used in North Korea to refer to the country of North Korea